LIVE REVIEW: Cosmo's Midnight unpack it all in their second Perth show
After a completely sold out Saturday show, Cosmo’s Midnight were back at it at Slim's for round two.
Coming off the back of their well-received album What Comes Next, the twins delivered a wondrous set with the majority of their tracks handpicked from their new record. Despite the lacking presence of many collaborating artists (who lent their vocals on the album), Hobart singer Asta stepped in to let the boys shine and do what they do best.
For those unacquainted with the music of Cosmo's Midnight, you'll find that they strike the perfect balance between free-flowing electronic and 'easy listening'. What made their set so entrancing, however, was the diversity of sounds already eminent in their latest album. (The cutesy visuals were just a bonus.) 'Walk With Me' and 'Dreamer' had the audience floating, and created a fantastic build-up to rowdier tracks like 'Lowkey' and 'Get To Know'.
One of the best moments in their set was 'Polarised', a personal favourite in my book. Jokingly, the boys remarked that they'd felt a little shy premiering their own vocals live. In some ways, it was clear that they let themselves be heard through their magical music. It was so moving that I even witnessed someone in the crowd sneak in a recorder — yep, an actual recorder — for their own solo tribute to ‘Montego’. (Props to you stranger, for going the extra mile for an Insta-story; I've never seen anyone play that damned instrument with such enthusiasm.)
On top of some stellar originals, 'Slide' by Calvin Harris and '911 / Mr. Lonely' by Tyler, The Creator were covered — which also had Genesis Owusu and Asta joining in for the fun.
Sadly, few of their earlier songs made the cut, but 'Snare' appeared with just the right timing to win everyone all over again. Their single 'Mind Off' played beautifully to similar effect.
After an eventful time, everyone's Sunday night was concluded with 'History'. With their wavy body-bending synths, all of my next-day-work dread had soon washed away.